Ten Building Blocks for a Children’s Ministry Strategy

Is your ministry to children world-class? Regardless of whether you’re a parent, pastor, teacher or sports coach, are you excelling at helping children enjoy Jesus and live for Him? If you answered no, then you probably need a children’s ministry strategy. When I was a parent, my plan of action to effectively and consistently help […]

How Children’s Ministry Can Thrive After COVID-19

For children’s ministry to thrive after COVID-19, it must progress into a new reality. We’re going to have to develop new paradigms and strategies for church life and faith formation in order to flourish in a post-pandemic world.  Hoping to return to normal is a pipedream. If we think we can go back to what […]

Purpose of Children’s Ministry

Children’s ministry exists for children to be exclusively devoted to Jesus and to be fully committed citizens in His kingdom. When I typed the above purpose statement, I did so with hesitation. With hesitation, because many children’s ministry purpose statements emphasize evangelism, discipleship, and/or spiritual formation, yet don’t stress the importance of children truly loving […]

Top Children’s Ministry Blogs

We should never stop reading – never! To learn and grow in our capacity to minister to children, we must be perpetual students, which requires reading good content from trustworthy sources. So how do we do that? With countless books and articles on children’s ministry, how do we select the best? By asking other children’s […]

Developing a New Plan for Children’s Ministry

The Multi-national Children’s Ministry Report (2021) has identified that “there needs to be clearer communication, greater clarity and a stronger sense of purpose amongst all who are involved in children’s faith formation to best serve children in the seasons ahead.” Stated succinctly – it’s time for parents, pastors, teachers and others to develop a new […]

Do We Need A New Plan For Children’s Ministry?

An international team of academic researchers and ministry practitioners from Brazil, Canada, the UK, and the USA are asking, “Do we need a new plan for children’s ministry?” If you’re a church leader, school teacher or Christian parent, that’s a stop you in your tracks kind of question. What have the researchers discovered to make […]

Everything We Do Must Point To Jesus

Everything we do must point to Jesus –everything! The word “point” means to direct attention, give force or emphasis. It’s the most critical essential in a discussion or matter, and it’s the object to be achieved. Are you a Christian parent, children’s ministry worker or teacher in a Christian school? Everything you say or do […]

Creating Space For Jesus

We’re not creating space for Jesus! Accustomed as we are to the clatter of the incongruous and inappropriate things of the world, we sometimes miss the obvious – that Jesus should inhabit and inform every facet of children’s ministry. God became Man for a purpose. Children’s ministry exists for nothing other than to draw children […]

A Jesus Generation

What would it take to raise a generation of children who enthusiastically centre their identity, activity, and witness totally in Jesus? In the late 1960s and early 1970s, a Jesus movement began on the West Coast of the United States that spread to Europe and Central America before its decline in the late 1980s. Is […]

Family Faith Formation

Families, not churches, must take the lead in the faith formation of children. Our theology is disjointed and needs to be reoriented. Primary responsibility for children’s spiritual health and growth rests with parents – not teachers, pastors, counsellors, kids min volunteers, or spiritual directors. Theological confusion concerning who is responsible for children’s faith development began […]

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